Shame Mobile Mural
To put continued pressure on North Carolina governor Pat McCrory's bid for reelection, I worked with a professional mural artist and a few friends to make a giant, mobile banner that hung in downtown Raleigh throughout the election season. We wanted a highly visible—and highly creative—approach to keep the damage of House Bill 2 top of mind. Apparently, the (now former) governor didn't like our approach, but voters did. McCrory lost by approximately 5,000 votes in November of 2016.
The mural was really big.
I didn't have to go to the gym for weeks after schlepping this thing around! At 40 feet tall and 20 feet wide—and painted on heavy, weatherproof canvas—moving the mural from rooftop to rooftop was always a fun and frightening experience.
Pat McCrory went to Hopscotch.
The mural made its debut during Raleigh's annual music festival, Hopscotch, at one of the music venues. There, thousands of festival attendees took pictures with the mural. Rolling Stone even called it one of the "Top 5 Moments" of Hopscotch.
Then, he traveled around town.
After Hopscotch, we continued to move McCrory around town, partnering with local businesses and their properties over course of the election season. McCrory traveled to Centro + Gallo Pelon, The Pour House, Slim's, The Busy Bee, and the Briggs Hardware Building.
After seeing the original mural, we were commissioned to create a second version, which hung in Greensboro, North Carolina, from October through December of 2016.